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Stop talking to me Ken now I have too many things to say about you

I understand sugar like a large field of game without limits

The story of Robyn and the rugs

The ways that people endeavour

Glass is gold

What’s with the decor (and the plight of the working traveller)

John McPhee

Rob Gordon Australia

Helen and Dennis Smith

Lucy McRae

Sean McConnell

Louis Berczi

The daily ritual of long walks

Daily Rituals Videos Two

Daily Rituals with Franklin and Bronte

The daily rituals of others (part one)

Objects + Rituals

Green Savy Sunday

WHEN Sunday 20.9 at 10AM to 4PM
WHERE Old Bus Depot Markets

Xavier Rudd and the United Nations

WHEN Sunday 6.9 at 7PM
WHERE University of Canberra Refectory

Night Market

WHEN Friday 11.9 at 4PM to 9PM
WHERE Burbury Close Barton

Living Green Festival

WHEN Sunday 4.10 at 10AM to 4PM
WHERE Albert Hall

In a Wider Focus

WHEN Tuesday 28.7 to Saturday 15.8
WHERE ANU Foyer Gallery

Climata

WHEN Wednesday 5.8 to Friday 7.8 at 4.30PM to 6.30PM
WHERE National Gallery of Australia

From thence, the sauce to meat is ceremony ― William Shakespeare

Recipes

Crumpets

Sean's crumpet recipe! Butter! Honey!

Recipes

Beetroot old fashioned

Tayla's recipe for her beetroot old fashioned cocktail - beetroot, Angostura 1919 rum and some black pepper bitters.

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Stop talking to me Ken now I have too many things to say about you

Ken Neale is not your average furniture dealer. For starters he doesn’t actually seem overly enthusiastic about parting with any of his furniture or precious objects. It took us a while to get him to supply us with furniture and work on helping to curate Hotel Hotel.

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“I’ll have a vanilla… one of the vanilla bullshit things. You know, whatever you want, some vanilla bullshit latte, cappa thing. Whatever you got. I don’t care.” – Larry David.


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The daily ritual of long walks

Brothers Barrie, Bob and Chris Barton shared their daily ritual of long walks with us. We crossed the big road outside Hotel Hotel and wandered… Oh, the fish we saw…

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John McPhee

John McPhee’s thinking and writing shaped the Nishi Broached collection found on the ground floor of Hotel Hotel.

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Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
― William Shakespeare

Quote from ‘The Tempest’. Image of the window at Močan & Green Grout at NewActon precinct, drawn by Al Stark.


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I understand sugar like a large field of game without limits

Angélique Peretto is our pastry chef from Monster kitchen and bar. It’s kind of amazing when you hear someone talk about pastry with the poetry that Angélique does in her sweet French accent. Pastry chef from the French Alps, it really doesn’t get any more romantic.

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Meg’s sneaky granny

Makes a good stash of syrup. It's winter... It'll go fast.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup honey
    3 cups of water
    2 cups loose chamomile flowers
    4 pods of cardamom – cracked
    3 sticks cinnamon
    4 cloves
    3 sprigs fresh thyme
    Half a star anise
    Juice of one half of a lemon (if you want)
    A nice big nip of scotch (we use Tasmanian Hellyer’s Road single eight year old malt)

Method

The syrup

Boil one cup of water in a medium saucepan and mix it with the honey.

Add the spices and chamomile flowers. Pour the rest of the water over the top (add more if you need to – it should cover all the ingredients).

Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat to simmer until it’s a very fragrant syrup.

To store the syrup – let the syrup cool and put it in a super clean and airtight container in the fridge.

The sneaky

Mix some of the warm syrup up with your scotch to taste and add some lemon (if you want…). You can put a sprig of thyme in there or the woody stem of a stick of rosemary (without the leaves) if you’re feeling fancy.

When you’re delving into your syrup stash for the next batch of sneakies, just warm up the syrup on the stovetop before mixing it with your scotch.

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This week

What's on in July

Monthly Calendar

Art, Class, Dance, Eat Drink, Film, Live, Music, Party, Talk, Theatre, Walkabout

The Best of What’s On in July

Live

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Slamboree

Poetry and poetry like objects (whatever that is it sounds keeeewl). Featuring Melinda Smith (poet) and Alison Plevey (dancing lady). It’s also the second act of the Australian Poetry Slam.

WHENFriday 31.7 at 7.30PM
WHEREThe Front Cafe and Gallery
GOSlamborama

Film

Stronger than Fiction

Stronger than Fiction

Stronger than Fiction is a documentary film festival featuring docos about Everest, drones, the so called "gay voice" and many more.

WHENThursday 30.7 to Sunday 2.8
WHEREPalace Electric Cinema
GOSTF

Art

Yioryios

Capturing Inherent Patterns

Emerging Artist Yioryios, explores notions of contemporary abstraction through landscape, objects and the human figure.

WHENUntil Sunday 2.8
WHEREThe Belconnen Arts Centre
COSTFree
GOTBAC

Art

The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant

Paul Summerfield has released a limited edition hand bound artists book that is an interpretation of Oscar Wilde's fairy tale The Selfish Giant.

WHENFriday 31.7 to Sunday 9.8 Opening Friday 31.7 at 5 to 7PM
WHEREANU Drill Hall Gallery
COSTFree
GOThe Selfish Giant

Art

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Here I Give Thanks

Here I give thanks is an exhibition that brings together a group of John R Walker’s works inspired by landscapes.

WHENUntil Sunday 9.8
WHEREANU Drill Hall Gallery
COSTFree
GOANU

Art

Shellaine

If I Made you a Mountain

Works by Shellaine Godbold that explore the relationship of self to place. They reference landscapes but you could read them as abstract. Watercolours depict rivers, blood vessels and veins.

WHENUntil Saturday 1.8
WHERECanberra Contemporary Art Space, City
COSTFree
GOCCAS

Art

Colour my World

Colour my World

This is the first exhibition dedicated to a significant aspect of recent Australian art: the handcoloured photograph. It draws together new acquisitions and rarely seen works from the collection.

WHENUntil Sunday 30.8
WHERENational Gallery of Australia
COSTFree
GONGA

Art

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In the Falling Light

Kirsten Coelho's ceramics are like what you would imagine you'd have if your kitchen was one of those ones where everything is matching and bespoke.

WHENUntil Sunday 9.8
WHEREANU Drill Hall gallery
COSTFree
GODrill Hall gallery
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The story of Robyn and the rugs

Given that most of us find it hard to do anything for longer than three minutes, we tip our hat to Robyn Cosgrove who’s been doing what she does for more than 37 years.

Robyn is a rug designer and trader who helped us create the one-of-a-kind, vegetable dyed pieces you can walk all over at Hotel Hotel.

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